In 2022, the minimalist design aesthetic is having a moment. Every element of home decor and interior design is being influenced by minimalism, from home construction design to impactful additions like window treatments.
While window treatments often get attention simply as functional elements of the home, they actually occupy a large visual space in your home’s aesthetic. As such, they’re worth giving a bit more consideration when pursuing a minimalist design aesthetic.
Looking to add a minimalist touch to your windows? Check out these 5 window treatment ideas, perfect for those who want to keep things simple but still want some style in their home. From shutters to blinds to shades, we have you covered. So read on and find the perfect minimalist window treatment ideas for your home.
What is Minimal Interior Design?
Minimalism is a design style that is all about simplicity. It began in the 1950s as an answer to the ornate and over-the-top designs of the time. Minimalist interior design focuses on clean lines, simple shapes, and stark contrasts.
The goal of minimalism is to strip away all unnecessary elements until what remains is a pure and elegant form. This philosophy can be applied to any aspect of life, including home decor. And when it comes to window treatments, there are plenty of minimalist options to choose from.
Window Treatments and Minimalist Design
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing window treatments for a minimalist home.
First, you want to make sure the window treatment itself is simple and clean-lined. At Norman, we offer a wide range of window treatment styles so that you can choose the minimalist design that works best for you.
Secondly, it should be functional and practical. A minimalist visual aesthetic is great, but if it comes at the expense of window treatments that actually function properly for your needs, then it may not be worth the trade-off.
Lastly, it should complement the overall aesthetic of your home. While a minimalist aesthetic may be your ultimate vision, the construction of your home should also guide your design if you want a unified look. A home with many maximalist elements such as ornate trim, insisting on the most minimalist possible approach to your decor may result in a less-than-desirable mishmash of design.
Top Minimal Window Treatment Ideas to Try
Now that we know what to keep in mind when choosing minimalist window treatments, let’s take a look at some of the top options.
Functionality and simplicity are key when it comes to minimalist window treatments, so blinds may be a good option for you. Norman offers a variety of minimalist-style treatments that will fit right in with your aesthetic.
Roller shades in particular lend especially well to a minimalist aesthetic, providing minimalist window coverings that nonetheless still provide all the functionality people look for in their window treatments making them one of the hottest selling categories.
Whatever route you decide to go, make sure it reflects the overall minimalist vision for your home and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your window treatments are both stylish and practical.
When it comes to choosing a color for your minimalist window treatments, you have a few options.
First, you could go with a neutral color like white, black, or gray. These colors are classic and will complement any design style. They also lend well to the minimalist approach, which often favors less colors in favor of neutral tones.
Or, if you want something a little more unique, try a pop of color. A bright red or blue can add some interest to a room without being too over-the-top— or ruining your carefully crafted minimalist aesthetic. Just make sure the rest of your decor is fairly subdued so that your window treatments don’t end up looking out of place. Remember that the key is to have a few small pops of color, not a cacophony of clashing tones and patterns that can cause too much busy-ness and make your space feel cluttered and anxious. Soluna™ Roller Shades offer a wide selection of both neutrals and bright colors to choose from ranging from light filtering to room darkening options.
The style of your minimalist window treatments should be simple and clean-lined. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish, too.
Roller shades are a particularly good option for a minimalist home because they come in a variety of colors and textures, so you can find the perfect one to complement your existing design. And if you’re looking for something with a little more personality, go with a printed fabric panel. This will add some visual interest without being too overpowering or busy. Soluna™ has many colors, textures and patterns to choose from.
Texture can be a great way to add interest to a room without being too over-the-top. For instance, you could try a textured roller shade or cellular honeycomb shade. This will add some visual interest and depth to the room without being too busy or overwhelming. Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades have 100’s of fabric and cell size combinations to choose from. Or, if you want something a little more subtle, go for a textured roman shade. This will add some dimensionality to the room without being too loud or distracting. Centerpiece™ Roman Shades come in an assortment of textured fabrics including our Libeco line of fine Belgian linens. The available flat fold style lends itself nicely to the minimalistic theme.
When it comes to hardware, keep things simple and understated. Choose a minimalistic style that will complement the overall look of your window treatment.
And if you’re going with blinds, make sure the headrail doesn’t add any extra visual clutter to the room. This will help create a sleek and seamless look that is in line with the minimalist aesthetic. The Ultimate™ and SmartPrivacy® blinds come standard with low profile, valance free headrails making it easy to achieve this desired effect without the addition of a sometimes bulky looking valance.
Window treatments don’t have to be limited to rectangular windows. If you have a unique window shape, there are several options for you.
First, try using panels or shades in a fabric that will complement the overall design of your home. This is a good option if you want to keep things simple and understated.
Or, if you’re looking for something with a little more personality, try using a specialty shaped honeycomb shade. If you have an arch shaped window a blind or shade mounted to a palladian shelf allows you to leave the arch exposed while adding a clean lined window treatment to the mix. These will add some unique flair to your windows and help them stand out from the rest of the room.
Whatever option you choose, make sure it reflects the minimalist vision for your home and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your window treatments are both stylish and practical.
Choosing a Minimalist Window Treatment for Your Home
Window treatments are a great way to add some personality and style to your home. And when it comes to minimalist window treatments, simplicity is key. With just a few simple shifts in your mindset, you can choose the perfect window coverings for your needs and achieve a sleek, minimalist look in your home. So what are you waiting for? Start browsing Norman today!